Wreck Diver IANTD
Wreck Diver IANTD, more than 2 decades of experience will make the difference in the wreck diver IANTD course given by Aquarius dive center!
The course is conducted over a minimum of 5 days with 6 open water dives by IANTD Wreck Dive Instructor Harry Bakker, who is diving and teaching since 1990 with as main passion wreck diving and the related techniques.
Some of his main achievements was the discovery of multiple wrecks in the Black Sea with as highlight the discovery and identification of the Russian submarine SC-213 who sunk the Jewish refugee ship “Struma” and killing over more than 700 people.
During the past 2 decades a huge amount of wreck dive experience was gained during hundreds of wreck dives, mainly in the Northern hemisphere under harsh conditions.
All this experience will be added as an extra value during the IANTD Wreck Diver course.
The Wreck Diver IANTD course is designed to train the diver in the knowledge, equipment, skills and procedures required to safely and competently dive in the overhead environment of a wreck.
The main focus points of the program is to develop self sufficiency and safety through theory and skills development.
Must be qualified as an Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
Mastering proper buoyancy and trim
Must provide proof of minimum required experience during a confined water session
Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval
During this wreck diver IANTD course the following dive equipment is required:
A dual-outlet cylinder (rent of this cylinder is included during the course)
Proper wing with back plate and harness (single tank adapter)
Proper thermal protection
2 first and second stages – 1st stages must have a DIN connection
A long hose (length depending on your equipment configuration)
A spool and reel
SMB, 1 orange and recommended 1 yellow
1 main (canister) light with goodman handle and 1 backup light
Dive computer and or bottom timer
Knife or line cutter
For several reasons we don’t allow split fins during this course, to be sure that your equipment fulfill the course requirements we recommend you to contact us so we can discuss about the specific details. If there is need to invest, you will find most of the required dive equipment in our dive store or in the 24 hours / 7 days a week available online webstore.
Wreck dive theory
Line drills and use of line reels (water and land)
Buoyancy and propulsion techniques
Use of line markers
Wreck mapping techniques
Handling with emergency situations
During the wreck diver IANTD program we have the choice of several wrecks, El Penon, El Condesito, El Meridian, etc. The wreck(s) will be chosen according training purpose, weather, sea conditions, etc.
The first day we use for:
Confined water session *
* The confined water session is a checkup where we will evaluate if the participant is ready to continue with the course.
If after the confined water session we decide that the participant is not ready to continue we will charge 79 euro to cover the first day.